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Voortman V505-160M

Flat & angle punching and shearing

Are you putting too much effort and labor hours in producing clip angles and bracing for your projects? The V505-160M punching and shearing machine was specifically designed with the needs of steel fabricators in mind for high output production. The V505-160M can process flat bar as well as angles for added versatility. This machine will return savings and surpass the investment cost in no time with the optional automated in- and outfeed for faster ROI and maximum capacity for future growth.

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Smart loading with automatic infeed

AUTOMATIC BATCH LOADING
The infeed cross transports can be fully loaded with angles for an automatic, continuous production flow. When production files are loaded the system automatically separates the angle bar and moves the first angle towards the roller conveyor. A powered system feeds material to the V505-160M while your operator can work on stocking or loading the infeed cross transport or other tasks for a longer period of time as long as the machine is stocked with enough material buffered on the infeed side.

FULLY AUTOMATED MATERIAL INFEED
A powered material infeed system moves the angle forward and transfers it to the roller feed measuring system. This powered material infeed is a required unit in combination with the automatic infeed cross transport and automatic outfeed systems to make the entire system fully automated. Even in basic V505-160M configurations adding the powered material infeed system can simplify your operator’s tasks and improve labor efficiency.

Angle steel (min)
1-9/16 x 5/32 inch
Angle steel (max)
6-5/16 x 5/8 inch
Flat steel (min)
3 x 1/4 inch
Flat steel (max)
6-5/16 x 5/8 inch
Punch capacity
77 tons
Punches
2x2 pcs
Centerpoint punching
Numbering
Punching
Shearing

High quality products

COMPACT, ROBUST FRAME
All machine parts are fixed on one heavy frame. This speeds up installation time and reduces the V505-160M footprint. The frame also provides first-class durability and reliability for all your angle and flat steel requirements.

OPTIMIZED SHEARING
The shear blades on Voortman’s angle lines can be rotated and used on 4 sides, each with a different radius to provide the best quality shear. Each corner of the shear can be used to cut a specific range of angle sizes, and the blade can be rotated with ease and locked quickly in the right position.

Angle steel (min)
1-9/16 x 5/32 inch
Angle steel (max)
6-5/16 x 5/8 inch
Flat steel (min)
3 x 1/4 inch
Flat steel (max)
6-5/16 x 5/8 inch
Punch capacity
77 tons
Punches
2x2 pcs
Centerpoint punching
Numbering
Punching
Shearing

User-friendly and efficient unloading

AUTOMATIC PRODUCT UNLOADING
An automatic outfeed system can be added to the V505M punching and shearing machine to complete the fully automatic production cycle. The system has a liftable conveyor section for dropping short pieces behind the shear in a bin, and a motorized unit to release longer products from the machine on a tilting conveyor that can drop the parts in one of two outfeed positions.

Angle steel (min)
1-9/16 x 5/32 inch
Angle steel (max)
6-5/16 x 5/8 inch
Flat steel (min)
3 x 1/4 inch
Flat steel (max)
6-5/16 x 5/8 inch
Punch capacity
77 tons
Punches
2x2 pcs
Centerpoint punching
Numbering
Punching
Shearing
Centerpoint punching
Numbering
Punching
Shearing

Main benefits

High quality

Optimized shearing for better cut quality

The shear blades on Voortman’s angle lines can be rotated and used on 4 sides, each with a different radius to provide the best quality shear. Each corner of the shear can be used to cut a specific range of angle sizes, and the blade can be rotated with ease and locked quickly in the right position.

Automation

Automatic batch loading for longer unmanned operation

The infeed cross transports can be fully loaded with angles for an automatic, continuous production flow. When production files are loaded the system automatically separates the first angle and moves it towards the roller conveyor. A powered system feeds material to the V505-160M while your operator can work on refilling the infeed cross transport or other tasks for a longer period of time when the machine is stocked with enough material buffered on the infeed side.

Automation

Fully automated material infeed

A powered material infeed system moves the angle forward and transfers it to the roller feed measuring system. This is a required unit in combination with the automatic infeed cross transport and automatic outfeed systems to make the entire system fully automated. Even in basic V505-160M configurations adding the powered material infeed system can simplify your operator’s tasks and improve labor efficiency.

Automation

Automatic smart product unloading

An automatic outfeed system can be added to the V505M punching and shearing machine to complete the fully automatic production cycle. The system has a liftable conveyor section for dropping short pieces behind the shear in a bin, and a motorized unit to release longer products from the machine on a tilting conveyor that can drop the parts in one of two outfeed positions.

Productivity

Compact all-in-one frame

All machine parts are fixed on one heavy frame. This speeds up installation time and reduces the V505-160M footprint. The frame also provides first-class durability and reliability for all your angle and flat steel requirements.

Productivity

Powerful hydraulics for rapid processing speeds

The V505M hydraulic system is optimized for high volume and maximum pressure and flow. It can punch and shear extremely fast.

Productivity

Minimal manual tool changes

The V505-160M is equipped with two double punch units (one for each flange) and automatic punch selection, which prevents manual tool changes during production in most cases. This leads to higher productivity and less operator intervention.

Productivity

Increased speed with hydraulic numbering

A hydraulic part numbering unit comes standard with the V505M. The 36-character circular disc can be rotated to stamp part numbers and letters for easier identification during further production.

Productivity

Fast and versatile profile positioning

Voortman’s roller feed measuring system speeds up short movements in its angle machines – ideal for making clip angles. The V505-160M roller feed system can also process flat bars, adding another advantage to its already impressive capabilities.

Features and processes

Punching

Punching which is by far the cheapest and fastest process to create holes has a distinctive character compared to milling, drilling and cutting. Punching is allowed for most projects within certain boundaries and if your production parts show relatively little variation in thicknesses, hole sizes, shapes and material types, punching will likely be the most preferable process. Voortman punching machines have tool holders with multiple punches and dies, which increases versatility and hole quality and reduces your downtime due to tool changes.

Shearing

Shearing is compared to thermal cutting and sawing the fastest of the three processes offered by Voortman for trimming profiles and is only available on Flat & Angle processing machines. Where punching is the cheapest and fastest process for hole making, the same applies to shearing with regards to trimming profiles. In combination with a deburring machine, perfect results can be achieved and with or without post-processing, the surface created by shearing is acceptable for many applications.

Numbering

Numbering relieves your operators from writing down numbers and codes manually. This saves you a significant amount of time and costs. Numbering means processing numbers or codes on a product for further processing. It increases traceability of your parts making your production less prone to errors.

VACAM Machine

Every machine is equipped with our in-house developed VACAM control software. All machines share the same “look-and-feel” which significantly reduces your learning curve. Within VACAM's open platform, production data can easily be exchanged with third party ERP and MRP software, providing up-to-date insight in the progress of your projects. VACAM provides a real-time graphical representation of your workflows and processes and analyses imported products instantly. The software automatically suggests the best solution for any foreseeable problems. This way, your production is not interrupted resulting in increased efficiency and runtime of the system.

VACAM in the office

The VACAM software also comes with an Office Edition. VACAM Office Edition runs in a similar way as VACAM Control and Operating software and is dedicated to preparing your products into producible items. The user interface is focused on the preparation activities and also provides real-time insights in the material load on the system enabling you to monitor your production process. With VACAM Office, production information is available throughout the entire company.

VACAD Editor

The integrated VACAD Editor enables your operators to improve output by creating products or quickly improve and correct the product. The interface is easy to understand with straight-forward functionality. Operators will be able to take full advantage of the VACAD Editor and VACAM after a few days with the Voortman trainers.

Easy operation

To enable constant and efficient production, VACAM offers your operators a comprehensive and easy-to-use interface. One of VACAM’s key features is the clear separation between work preparation, production and manual machine operation activities. For each mode of use, the required functions and data are available at your fingertips, enabling you to perform tasks in the right environment. VACAM Control software is known in the industry for its consolidated graphical representation of your production process. With VACAM, you have a clear overview of the process, production status and instant access to online assistance if required.

Hear it from our customers

Quality Iron Fabricators - Brian Eason - United States

“I walked into the shop the other day and the drill line was drilling, the saw was sawing and they completed their operations. There was no one in the building! All the equipment was running on its own!”
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Serimétal - Bruno Bianco - France

“Before we were able to produce 65 to 70 tonnes per week. Currently we produce 100 tonnes per week and we could easily produce 150 tonnes per week.”
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KARÇEL A.Ş. INC. - Kenan Sungur - Turkey

“We chose Voortman machines to reach high performance in a short amount of time with high quality and we are glad to date. This also applies to the service assistance we got.”
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Wolf System Gmbh. - Jens Meyer - Germany

“The layout convinced us and with the current configuration of our machinery we can operate the system with only one operator.”
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Specifications

Voortman V505-160M
  Voortman V505-160M
Angle steel inch 1-9/16 x 5/32 - 6-5/16 x 5/8
Flat steel inch 3 x 1/4 - 6-5/16 x 5/8
Hydraulic unit Hp 20
Hydraulic pressure psi 4,570
Hydraulic flow Gal/min 28
Punches 2 x 2
Punch capacity tons 77
Angle shear tons 270
Punch and shear weight lbs 13,880

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